Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 months
Badge # 91
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Committed suicide
Officer Gary Heath was shot and killed at 4:00 am by a suspect.
The suspect later shot and killed Deputy Len J. Rowell, of the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi, and Lieutenant Coy Smith of the Alabama Public Service Commission. The suspect committed suicide after being surrounded by other officers after killing Lieutenant Smith.
Officer Heath had served with the agency for 10 months. He was survived by his parents and brother.